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Posted inEnvironment

City presents strategy to reach carbon neutrality by 2035

By 2035, the City of Evanston hopes to achieve carbon neutrality, or net-zero carbon dioxide emissions, for municipal operations, including City buildings, streetlights and vehicles.  The City presented its newly developed strategy for achieving net-zero emissions at an Aug. 10 Zoom meeting, titled Planning for Zero: Evanston’s Municipal Zero Emissions Strategy. Carbon neutrality is achieved […]

Posted inArt & Life

ETHS Grad Wins Projects for Peace Award

Northwestern University’s Julia Borland, a third-year student studying social policy and economics, received a $10,000 award from Projects for Peace to help incorporate environmental and food justice issues into a sustainable farming program. As part of her practicum, Ms. Borland co-founded the Zumwalt Acres Sustainable Farm Apprenticeship Program, which invites 10 college-aged students to live and […]

Posted inSchools

ETHS Students Pledge to Support Evanston’s Climate Action and Resiliency Plan

Evanston Township High School students Sarika Waikar, Mia Houseworth, Jacob Brodsky, and Lily Aaron recently created a “Youth Pledge” to call attention to Evanston’s Climate Action and Resiliency Plan (CARP), which was adopted by the City Council in 2018. As described on the City of Evanston website, CARP includes a community carbon neutrality goal, a […]

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Resolution Would Bring Special Focus to Environmental Injustices in Evanston’s Black and Brown Communities

Environmental injustices, particularly as they impact communities of color, will receive special focus under a resolution that was approved unanimously at the Sept. 14 City Council meeting. Aldermen approved the resolution as a first step in fulfilling the City’s Climate Action and Resilience Plan (CARP), which called for the adoption of an environmental justice ordinance that […]

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Keeping Connected, Sustainability

Webinars on Sustainability One way to stay engaged is to check out the daily lunch webinars from the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC). Topics include responses to federal rollbacks of environmental standards, clean energy and utility bills, state compost and recycling plans and more. The webinars will take place this week between noon and 1 p.m. through […]